Zora M. Salopek, beloved wife of the late Tony Salopek, passed on peacefully Sunday, November 23, 2003 due to complications from kidney disease. Zora passed on in the loving arms of her son John Salopek.
Zora was born near Modrus, Croatia on March 10, 1932 to Jure and Kata Gasparovic. She immigrated to Canada in 1960 and made her home with Tony and John in Regina, SK until she came to Calgary in 1986 to help raise her grandchildren. Lovingly known as ‘Baba’, she will be remembered for her strong faith in God, her love for her family and her very generous and giving nature. Words alone cannot express the magnitude of our sorrow at the loss of our mother and Baba, nor our joy of Zora’s passing to a pain free eternity with her beloved Tony.
Zora is survived and forever loved by her granddaughters, Amanda and Vanessa Salopek; her daughter-in-law Janet Salopek, all of Calgary; her brother and sister-in-law George and Eileen Gasparavic of Wolverhampton, England; her sisters Milka Poljak and Kate Salopek with brother-in-law Jure of Ogulin, Croatia; her sister-in-law Milka Gasparavic of Cleveland, OH; and many relatives in her homeland of Croatia.
“Baba we miss you, we love you. You will be forever our Guardian Angel. Rest in Peace”.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Wojciech Jarzecki Presider. A celebration of Zora’s life will follow in the Parish Hall at 2:00 P.M. Family will travel to Regina with Zora’s cremated remains and worship in prayer with friends on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Speers Funeral Chapel (2136 College Avenue) at 1:00 P.M. A Graveside Service will follow at 3:00P.M. To forward expressions of sympathy go to: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes for a Hemodialysis machine, may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust-Unit 27, FMC, AC136 Special Service Building, (1403, 29 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 2T9. The family would like to express their most heartfelt appreciation to the caring doctors, nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital (Unit 37) and the South Calgary Dialysis Clinic for their professional and personal comforts afforded Zora.
In living memory of Zora Salopek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences